Welcome everyone to the “Gather ‘Round The Table” Thanksgiving Tablescapes, Dining Rooms, and Kitchens Blog Hop! I absolutely love Thanksgiving and late fall decor, so I am really excited to be hosting this hop!
Today 21 blogging friends are gathering together to share all kinds of Thanksgiving inspiration! You will find the links to each beautiful blog at the end of this post. For this hop I am sharing my “Autumn Elegance” Thanksgiving tablescape. Let’s get started! *This post contains affiliate links.
Last week I shared a “Pretty In Pink” Vintage French Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape which was designed with a little Thanksgiving ladies’ luncheon or tea party in mind. I used my Johnson Brothers His Majesty Turkey dishes and some unexpected pink finds from Dollar Tree as a basis for this feminine French Country Thanksgiving table setting.
Today I am sharing my “Autumn Elegance” Thanksgiving dinner table setting that my family will enjoy on turkey day!
For Thanksgiving I have dressed the table in autumn elegance using traditional and vintage Thanksgiving elements along with some of my favorite French country farmhouse style accents.
With Christmas season beginning the day after Thanksgiving (or immediately after Thanksgiving dinner!) I wanted to create a tablescape that could easily transition right on into Christmas without much fuss. I chose to incorporate faux cedar garland into my Thanksgiving design which will be the foundation for my Christmas tablescape too.
For the centerpiece I lined a large dough bowl with an absolutely gorgeous faux cedar garland and some other green and neutral fall treasures. I have been loving green all fall long, and I plan to use lots of green in my Christmas decor this year.
The cedar garland looks so pretty for Thanksgiving topped with gold-stemmed “baby boo” white pumpkins, striped green and white gourds, coppery Bosc pears (those won’t last long around our house!) olive branches and faux feathers.
Brussel sprouts add extra pops of green (of course they are only temporary decor, but roasted brussel sprouts are always on our Thanksgiving menu). Mixed holiday nuts make perfect fall-to-Christmas bowl fillers, and they can be snacked on while waiting for holiday dinners.
After Thanksgiving I will remove the pumpkins, pears, faux feathers, and brussel sprouts. The cedar garland, olive branches, nuts and brass candlesticks will work for Christmas with the addition of some long needle pine branches, vintage bead garland or vintage ornaments.
For Thanksgiving I have set the table with my new Queen’s Majestic Beauty turkey dishes that I found at Tuesday Morning back in the summer. I was absolutely certain I bought four plates, but when I started getting into my fall dishes I realized I somehow only made it home with three, and the store has been sold out for some time! Since the dishes are too pretty not to enjoy, I have been displaying them on the plate rack in the dining room before using them in my Autumn Elegance tablescape.
Once I realized I only had three plates, I hit the internet to try to find another one, but it sure wasn’t easy finding a single plate. This pattern is apparently very collectible! After some searching I did end up scoring one on Ebay a few days ago. Luckily it will be here in time for Thanksgiving.
I almost didn’t use the turkey dishes for this tablescape hop, but I decided it’s better to share three beautiful plates that I really love rather than to rush around trying to find something new or different just for a blog post.
For some of the photos I just used one of my vintage Myott’s Bouquet plates with similar autumn colors as a substitute.
I really struggled to find the right neutral napkins that didn’t clash with my Rachel Ashwell placemats, but at the last minute I found some pretty sage/olive green napkins which bring out the green in the turkey dishes. I love the combination of the neutral placemats, green napkins, copper chargers, and colorful plates .
Even after adding the green napkins I still felt like the place setting looked a little plain. I experimented with what I had on hand and unfolded some beautiful Spode Woodland Turkey paper napkins and placed one under each charger. I love how it looks! I see gorgeous paper napkins at Home Goods often, so I will definitely be using this little trick for styling future tablescapes.
I also placed an extra napkin under each vintage amber glass thumbprint goblet. I would love to add the Spode turkey dishes to my collection someday, but for now the pretty paper napkins will have to do. The stunning Spode Woodland Turkey Rectangular Platter is on my dish wish list too!
I was so excited to use my vintage amber glass goblets this year but I didn’t have time to get them out of storage. My beautiful Mama loves vintage junk as much as I do, so I was able to borrow four goblets from her stash until I get mine out later this week.
All fall long I have used my favorite little French style cast iron urns on each end of the table in different fall tablescapes. For extra autumn elegance I filled them with mini bouquets of clearance grocery store roses, fresh sage, rosemary, and a few olive leaves. The fresh herbs and roses smell wonderful!
There are so many beautiful ways to decorate for fall and I love them all! For early fall I enjoy apples, corn, wheat, orange pumpkins and colorful fall leaves. For Thanksgiving dinner which traditionally marks the cultural end of fall and the beginning of the holiday season, I really enjoy embracing a more elegant look. The use of pears, white pumpkins, roses, fresh herbs, olive branches, cedar garland and nuts really evokes late autumn elegance.
For Thanksgiving and Christmas I like to incorporate some rustic and woodsy decor too. Instead of covering up the rough hewn wood planks on our 100+ year old farm table, (the best $10 yard sale find ever!) I let the extra cedar garland spill out over the sides of the dough bowl and onto the table in lieu of a runner.
I have removed all the wheat and brown transferware dishes on the vintage faux fireplace and mirrored shelf behind the dining table and restyled the shelf with a collection of ironstone pitchers, faux cedar branches and a couple of gold stemmed white pumpkins.
This styling ties in perfectly with the Thanksgiving tablescape, yet all it will take is removing the pumpkins to beginning the transition to Christmas and winter decor. After years of wearing myself out with “over the top” Christmas decor I am already loving the idea of this simple and natural look!
It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving at our home without vintage turkeys on display! I have placed a vintage turkey planter filled with nuts on each end of the farm table. Several more vintage turkeys can be found trotting around the house. You can see more of them in when I share a little Thanksgiving/late fall tour this weekend.
While our Thanksgiving family dinners are certainly not formal affairs, I always try to make the day seem special by setting a table that evokes “autumn elegance.” After cooking all day I may or not be in my stretchy pants and comfy house slippers for Thanksgiving dinner, but there will certainly be fresh flowers and candlelight as we gather ’round the the table to give thanks to the Lord and to celebrate the most wonderful meal of the year!
I hope you have enjoyed my “Autumn Elegance” Thanksgiving tablescape and that you have been inspired by some easy ideas for transitioning from Thanksgiving to Christmas too. If you would like to create a similar tablescape be sure to check out the “shop similar items” section at the end of this post.
Now the hop continues with sweet Stacey of Poofing The Pillows . I can’t wait to see the Thanksgiving touches she has added to her lovely home! After visiting Stacey you can simply click on each thumbnail in the link up below to visit all the beautiful blogs. I know you will enjoy them!
Thank you so much for visiting today! On Friday I will be participating in one last tablescape hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree where I will be sharing highlights from each of the fall tablescapes that I have created this season, so please plan to stop back by! If you enjoyed this post I hope you will consider subscribing to my email list. Every Thursday you will receive a weekly newsletter with links to all of my latest posts as well as important news about upcoming events and giveaways. I love getting to know each of you dear readers! Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving!
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